- - -
ghana

Stories

Latest stories from IPPF

Spotlight

A selection of stories from across the Federation

Humanitarian response team, Fiji.
Story

In pictures: Humanitarian photographers share their experiences of storytelling in the field

IPPF’s localized approach to humanitarian emergencies is led by our Member Associations' response teams and whenever possible, we deploy local photographers.
Women sitting outside the healthcare clinic.
story

| 10 May 2022

In pictures: The Women of Tigray

The civil war in the Tigray region of Ethiopia began in November 2020, causing tens of thousands of people to flee. There are currently over 21,000 refugees in Um Rakuba camp, where the Sudan Family Planning Association (SFPA) has established a sexual and reproductive healthcare clinic for refugees and the host community. Community mobilizers visit the camp daily to let women know about the clinic, which provides pregnancy testing, pre- and post-natal care (including ultrasounds), HIV and STI testing and care, and both long and short acting contraceptives. This collection of portraits captures the strength, grace, and dignity of the women, despite the horrendous trauma they have experienced and the circumstances they now live in.   Photography ©IPPF/Hannah Maule-Ffinch. 

Women sitting outside the healthcare clinic.
story

| 10 May 2022

In pictures: The Women of Tigray

The civil war in the Tigray region of Ethiopia began in November 2020, causing tens of thousands of people to flee. There are currently over 21,000 refugees in Um Rakuba camp, where the Sudan Family Planning Association (SFPA) has established a sexual and reproductive healthcare clinic for refugees and the host community. Community mobilizers visit the camp daily to let women know about the clinic, which provides pregnancy testing, pre- and post-natal care (including ultrasounds), HIV and STI testing and care, and both long and short acting contraceptives. This collection of portraits captures the strength, grace, and dignity of the women, despite the horrendous trauma they have experienced and the circumstances they now live in.   Photography ©IPPF/Hannah Maule-Ffinch. 

Humanitarian response team, Fiji.
story

| 15 March 2022

In pictures: Humanitarian photographers share their experiences of storytelling in the field

In 2021, IPPF responded to 15 crises across 10 countries, reaching a total of 683,136 beneficiaries. IPPF’s localized approach to humanitarian emergencies is led by our Member Associations' response teams. Whenever possible, we deploy local photographers who, like our Member Associations, are present before, during, and after a humanitarian crisis. We spoke with seven international photographers and filmmakers, who shared their experiences and insights on the importance of connecting with the local community and building trust to capture personal, and often intimate, photos and stories. Read the full interview on Medium.

Humanitarian response team, Fiji.
story

| 15 March 2022

In pictures: Humanitarian photographers share their experiences of storytelling in the field

In 2021, IPPF responded to 15 crises across 10 countries, reaching a total of 683,136 beneficiaries. IPPF’s localized approach to humanitarian emergencies is led by our Member Associations' response teams. Whenever possible, we deploy local photographers who, like our Member Associations, are present before, during, and after a humanitarian crisis. We spoke with seven international photographers and filmmakers, who shared their experiences and insights on the importance of connecting with the local community and building trust to capture personal, and often intimate, photos and stories. Read the full interview on Medium.

Truck
story

| 03 March 2021

The response to Tropical Cyclone Yasa: Through the eyes of a humanitarian surge member

Sera Vulavou is the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer with IPPF’s Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific. She was trained as a humanitarian surge roster member in early 2020, to be able to deploy to emergencies to provide technical assistance to Member Associations – here she shares her experience with us. Severe Tropical Cyclone (TC) Yasa was the strongest in the South Pacific since TC Winston in 2016, as well as the fourth most intense TC on record in the basin.  The Reproductive and Family Health Association of Fiji (RFHAF) humanitarian response to TC Yasa has reached some of the most difficult and geographically scattered islands and communities, which included the islands of Moala, Totoya, and Matuku.  Being part of the IPPF humanitarian surge roster team gave me the opportunity to accompany the RFHAF response team during their humanitarian work. This experience was about putting in action what I could only personally describe as being at the right place at the right time. 

Truck
story

| 27 June 2022

The response to Tropical Cyclone Yasa: Through the eyes of a humanitarian surge member

Sera Vulavou is the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer with IPPF’s Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific. She was trained as a humanitarian surge roster member in early 2020, to be able to deploy to emergencies to provide technical assistance to Member Associations – here she shares her experience with us. Severe Tropical Cyclone (TC) Yasa was the strongest in the South Pacific since TC Winston in 2016, as well as the fourth most intense TC on record in the basin.  The Reproductive and Family Health Association of Fiji (RFHAF) humanitarian response to TC Yasa has reached some of the most difficult and geographically scattered islands and communities, which included the islands of Moala, Totoya, and Matuku.  Being part of the IPPF humanitarian surge roster team gave me the opportunity to accompany the RFHAF response team during their humanitarian work. This experience was about putting in action what I could only personally describe as being at the right place at the right time. 

Women sitting outside the healthcare clinic.
story

| 10 May 2022

In pictures: The Women of Tigray

The civil war in the Tigray region of Ethiopia began in November 2020, causing tens of thousands of people to flee. There are currently over 21,000 refugees in Um Rakuba camp, where the Sudan Family Planning Association (SFPA) has established a sexual and reproductive healthcare clinic for refugees and the host community. Community mobilizers visit the camp daily to let women know about the clinic, which provides pregnancy testing, pre- and post-natal care (including ultrasounds), HIV and STI testing and care, and both long and short acting contraceptives. This collection of portraits captures the strength, grace, and dignity of the women, despite the horrendous trauma they have experienced and the circumstances they now live in.   Photography ©IPPF/Hannah Maule-Ffinch. 

Women sitting outside the healthcare clinic.
story

| 10 May 2022

In pictures: The Women of Tigray

The civil war in the Tigray region of Ethiopia began in November 2020, causing tens of thousands of people to flee. There are currently over 21,000 refugees in Um Rakuba camp, where the Sudan Family Planning Association (SFPA) has established a sexual and reproductive healthcare clinic for refugees and the host community. Community mobilizers visit the camp daily to let women know about the clinic, which provides pregnancy testing, pre- and post-natal care (including ultrasounds), HIV and STI testing and care, and both long and short acting contraceptives. This collection of portraits captures the strength, grace, and dignity of the women, despite the horrendous trauma they have experienced and the circumstances they now live in.   Photography ©IPPF/Hannah Maule-Ffinch. 

Humanitarian response team, Fiji.
story

| 15 March 2022

In pictures: Humanitarian photographers share their experiences of storytelling in the field

In 2021, IPPF responded to 15 crises across 10 countries, reaching a total of 683,136 beneficiaries. IPPF’s localized approach to humanitarian emergencies is led by our Member Associations' response teams. Whenever possible, we deploy local photographers who, like our Member Associations, are present before, during, and after a humanitarian crisis. We spoke with seven international photographers and filmmakers, who shared their experiences and insights on the importance of connecting with the local community and building trust to capture personal, and often intimate, photos and stories. Read the full interview on Medium.

Humanitarian response team, Fiji.
story

| 15 March 2022

In pictures: Humanitarian photographers share their experiences of storytelling in the field

In 2021, IPPF responded to 15 crises across 10 countries, reaching a total of 683,136 beneficiaries. IPPF’s localized approach to humanitarian emergencies is led by our Member Associations' response teams. Whenever possible, we deploy local photographers who, like our Member Associations, are present before, during, and after a humanitarian crisis. We spoke with seven international photographers and filmmakers, who shared their experiences and insights on the importance of connecting with the local community and building trust to capture personal, and often intimate, photos and stories. Read the full interview on Medium.

Truck
story

| 03 March 2021

The response to Tropical Cyclone Yasa: Through the eyes of a humanitarian surge member

Sera Vulavou is the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer with IPPF’s Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific. She was trained as a humanitarian surge roster member in early 2020, to be able to deploy to emergencies to provide technical assistance to Member Associations – here she shares her experience with us. Severe Tropical Cyclone (TC) Yasa was the strongest in the South Pacific since TC Winston in 2016, as well as the fourth most intense TC on record in the basin.  The Reproductive and Family Health Association of Fiji (RFHAF) humanitarian response to TC Yasa has reached some of the most difficult and geographically scattered islands and communities, which included the islands of Moala, Totoya, and Matuku.  Being part of the IPPF humanitarian surge roster team gave me the opportunity to accompany the RFHAF response team during their humanitarian work. This experience was about putting in action what I could only personally describe as being at the right place at the right time. 

Truck
story

| 27 June 2022

The response to Tropical Cyclone Yasa: Through the eyes of a humanitarian surge member

Sera Vulavou is the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer with IPPF’s Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific. She was trained as a humanitarian surge roster member in early 2020, to be able to deploy to emergencies to provide technical assistance to Member Associations – here she shares her experience with us. Severe Tropical Cyclone (TC) Yasa was the strongest in the South Pacific since TC Winston in 2016, as well as the fourth most intense TC on record in the basin.  The Reproductive and Family Health Association of Fiji (RFHAF) humanitarian response to TC Yasa has reached some of the most difficult and geographically scattered islands and communities, which included the islands of Moala, Totoya, and Matuku.  Being part of the IPPF humanitarian surge roster team gave me the opportunity to accompany the RFHAF response team during their humanitarian work. This experience was about putting in action what I could only personally describe as being at the right place at the right time.